100 (Really) Creative Business Cards #running #a #small #business

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100 (Really) Creative Business Cards

Whichever business you re in, and especially for anyone in the field of design, such as web designers, a business card can be as important as your website identity.

A business card creates a physical connection and bond between you or your business and your customers.

Just like in a website, business cards can become great interactive elements, but with the added ability to have real textures, different materials and shapes.

In this article, we ll take a look at 100 truly outstanding business card designs which show that there are truly no limits to the design of a business card.

Which ones are your favorites? How important is a business card for you? Please share your comments with us

By Walter Apai

Walter Apai is a web designer from Vancouver, Canada who runs and owns the popular WebdesignerDepot.com blogs. He’s also a successful business entrepreneur running multiple websites and businesses. More articles by Walter Apai





CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER – One of Cincinnati’s largest private companies adding 100

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One of Cincinnati’s largest private companies adding 100 jobs

The Cincinnati Business Courier recently published an article about TP Mechanical. The piece highlights the addition of a third shift and the expansion of the apprenticeship program that will add 100 jobs in the next couple of years.

Read the article on the Cincinnati Business Courier website. You must be a subscriber to view the full content.

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The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings – Naveen Jindal School

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Research Rankings Overview

The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management has created a database to track publications in 24 leading business journals. The database contains titles and author affiliations of papers published in these journals since 1990. The information in the database is used to provide the top 100 business school rankings since 1990 based on the total contributions of faculty.

Additionally, the database can also be searched by:

  • Any journal or combination of journals between the time period 1990 to date to get a ranking of schools
  • School name to see a list of publications by a school for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Author name to see a list of publications by an author for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Key phrase in article name to see a list of publications containing that phrase for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date

The Jindal School of Management maintains and keeps this website current to provide timely data on research productivity in leading research journals across major disciplines in business schools. The school has worked hard to ensure data integrity, but as with any project of this type where the affiliation data is not always clear, some errors may exist. If you spot an error, please send us the corrections at Top 100 Admin.

List of Journals

The Accounting Review

Journal of Accounting and Economics

Strategic Management Journal

Methodology

UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management provides a tool to study research contributions based on publications in 24 leading journals in major business disciplines. The database contains author and affiliation information on all papers published in these journals since 1990. Authors affiliations are recorded at the time of the paper publication.

A single-authored paper results in the school of affiliation being credited with a score of 1. If there are multiple authors from different schools, each school gets a score of p/n, where p is the number of authors from the same school and there are a total of n authors on the article. If an author lists multiple affiliations, each of the schools that author is affiliated with gets a corresponding scaled score. For example, if one of the n authors lists m affiliations, each school that author is affiliated with gets a score of 1/nm.

The database can be searched by any period between 1990 to the current year for any combination of journals, resulting in aggregated scores for schools. This provides a clear picture of contributions from each school for the selected journals and time period. One can also search the database by school names, author names and key phrases in the title.

The Jindal School of Management also provides a ranking of the top 100 schools in North America and worldwide based on publications in all 24 journals for the last five-year time period. The school also provides links to prior rankings starting with the period 2000-2004.

Disclaimer

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the nature and diversity in which author affiliation information is provided in the journals sometimes make it hard to categorize and report the information accurately. UT Dallas Jindal School of Management has attempted to verify information using the web when possible.

While searching for articles, author names are provided in the search results. They are not listed in the sequence specified in the published paper. Also note that when information on authors is provided, if the same author is listed twice, it indicates that the author has listed multiple affiliations.

If you believe there is an error in the information provided, please send specific information to the administrator.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management appreciates your input to this ongoing research effort.





UK entrepreneurs top 100: From Richard Branson to Edwina Dunn, these are

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UK entrepreneurs top 100: From Richard Branson to Edwina Dunn, these are the most influential business founders in the UK on social media

Richard Branson, Victoria Beckham and Brent Hoberman all made the cut (Source: Getty, Official LeWeb Photos on Flickr)

Emma Haslett, Harriet Green

Whether you re an aspiring entrepreneur or have spent years building a business, you could do worse than to hear the stories of those who ve been through it all before.

So we ve put together a list of the UK s best and brightest at building businesses to get you inspired – from those who are near the beginning of the process, to some of the UK s most experienced entrepreneurs.

Our entrepreneurs list is based on active users of Twitter and their Klout scores, which takes into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook. Google Plus, LinkedIn. Instagram, Foursquare and Wikipedia.

This list is no longer being updated. It was last updated on Friday 15th July 2016.





Britain s Top 100 entrepreneurs #loans #for #business

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Britain’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2015

This year’s top spot on our list goes to Simon and Bobby Arora, who’ve built their bargain homewares chain B M into a billion pound success story. They are joined by entrepreneurs in everything from aviation and drinks to soft toys and software.

If Britain is to continue to prosper amid the spreading shockwaves of the great China economic slowdown, it’s going to need all the help it can get from its energetic army of entrepreneurs. Happily our 10th MT survey of Britain’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs and family businesses shows that in the last five years, from the depth of the downturn until last year, the nation’s self-made businessmen and women have been performing heroically, growing their operations, taking on staff and generating much-needed cash for both their local economies and the country.

So our Top 100 have seen staff numbers shoot up by nearly 85,000 in the last five years to over 164,000. This near-107% rise is much sharper than in previous years, justifying the view that our best entrepreneurs are the economy’s real job creators. And job creation is one of the crucial measures we use in ranking our Top 100.

The other of course is turnover growth, reflecting the economic activity they generate. This year our 100 entrepreneurs had a total turnover of 26.35bn, up from 12.898bn five years ago.

This represents a 104.3% increase – great news for UK plc, but perhaps a note of caution should come here. This is the first time since we started doing the Top 100 that the overall growth in employment has been greater than the comparable growth figure for turnover. It may help explain why the British productivity record has been so lamentable in recent years, with an 18% lag behind our competitors. Quite simply the entrepreneurs collectively are not getting as much out of each staff member in output terms.

But behind the macroeconomic numbers are some pretty impressive individual performances, none more so than this year’s number one – the Arora brothers (pictured) of discount homewares chain B M. Simon, the Cambridge-educated ex-McKinsey man, and his younger brother Bobby, who has a market trader’s nose for a bargain and pricing, have in the last decade built up a group that is now the envy of the discount retail world, valued by the stock market at around 3.2bn. More importantly for UK plc, in the last five years, B M’s remorseless expansion has seen its staff numbers jump by over 200% to 19,462. That must be a welcome boost in its Merseyside heartland where it has its headquarters.

This is matched by their track record in growing sales, up by 206% in the same period. But they are not alone in this respect. Our joint second place entries, 32-year-old Nitin Passi of the Missguided online fashion group and the Coates siblings – Denise and John – through their Bet365 online gaming operation, are just as effective when it comes to expansion. Passi has invested in a new headquarters in Manchester which, with all the trappings of an internet operation, is regarded as the coolest in the city. He reckons it will motivate his growing staff to make Missguided a 1bn business in five years. Few would bet against him, or the nine others from Britain’s thriving Asian business community who make our list.

Excellent progress this may be, but sadly we can’t say the same about the number of female entrepreneurs in the Top 100. There are 17 women listed, but only two, including Denise Coates of course, make the top 20. Last year’s celebrity winner, fashion entrepreneur Victoria Beckham. has not produced any new accounts and so cannot be considered this time around.

There are of course some fabulous women entrepreneurs who have developed businesses of the scale to make it into the Top 100, including Chrissie Rucker of the White Company, Margaret Barbour and Vivienne Westwood. But despite having trawled Companies House for the accounts that provide the underpinning of our research, there are just not enough. Perhaps this is a deficiency which the current crop of twentysomething female entrepreneurs like Kathryn Parsons of Decoded and Smruti Sriram of Supreme Creations will address in future lists – after all, the wealth which is one of our core criteria typically takes many years to accrue.

In the meantime, the aforementioned Bet365 founder and co-CEO Denise Coates is our highest placed woman and flies the flag ably for women in business. A bookie’s daughter, she certainly knows a good bet when she sees one. Coates has masterminded a near doubling of profits to over 400m in the Stoke-based firm’s latest accounts. And her business acumen extends to looking after her employees, too – she plans to turn what’s left of Josiah Wedgwood’s famous Etruria Works into a children’s day nursery, a facility bound to be welcomed by the firm’s working parents.

The north-south divide may be ever-present, but encouragingly there are a fair crop of regional entrepreneurs working to close it. The South West has 14, the North West 13 and Yorkshire 12.

But the South East still remains top, with 33 names. Encouragingly for the government’s efforts to re-balance British business towards manufacturing, the march of the Top 100 makers is going at full tilt. Thirteen of the Top 100 are industrialists of one sort or another, with another 21 in high-tech sectors like the internet, software, telecoms and computing. They include Sir James Dyson of the ubiquitous bagless vacuum, whose firm is rapidly moving into new markets. Smaller but growing steadily are the likes of Melett, built up by Ian and Nicola Warhurst, which makes turbocharger repair kits for cars, and exports 90% of its output, with a growing market in China.

One of our measures of how well our entrepreneurs are doing comes from a valuation of their stake in the business and other assets, based on the stock market values if quoted or in line with those values for those who run a private company. Such valuations, of course, come with many caveats but serve as a rough and ready guide. Collectively the Top 100 are, by our reckoning, worth 24.5bn, a whisker below last year’s 25bn total.

This may reflect the general fragility of markets worldwide at present. But the one fact that unites all our 100 is their demonstrable record of success. They are the best hope for Britain to enjoy a sustained recovery with more jobs – and more prosperity – to come.

Find The Complete List Here





The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings – Naveen Jindal School

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Research Rankings Overview

The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management has created a database to track publications in 24 leading business journals. The database contains titles and author affiliations of papers published in these journals since 1990. The information in the database is used to provide the top 100 business school rankings since 1990 based on the total contributions of faculty.

Additionally, the database can also be searched by:

  • Any journal or combination of journals between the time period 1990 to date to get a ranking of schools
  • School name to see a list of publications by a school for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Author name to see a list of publications by an author for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Key phrase in article name to see a list of publications containing that phrase for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date

The Jindal School of Management maintains and keeps this website current to provide timely data on research productivity in leading research journals across major disciplines in business schools. The school has worked hard to ensure data integrity, but as with any project of this type where the affiliation data is not always clear, some errors may exist. If you spot an error, please send us the corrections at Top 100 Admin.

List of Journals

The Accounting Review

Journal of Accounting and Economics

Strategic Management Journal

Methodology

UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management provides a tool to study research contributions based on publications in 24 leading journals in major business disciplines. The database contains author and affiliation information on all papers published in these journals since 1990. Authors affiliations are recorded at the time of the paper publication.

A single-authored paper results in the school of affiliation being credited with a score of 1. If there are multiple authors from different schools, each school gets a score of p/n, where p is the number of authors from the same school and there are a total of n authors on the article. If an author lists multiple affiliations, each of the schools that author is affiliated with gets a corresponding scaled score. For example, if one of the n authors lists m affiliations, each school that author is affiliated with gets a score of 1/nm.

The database can be searched by any period between 1990 to the current year for any combination of journals, resulting in aggregated scores for schools. This provides a clear picture of contributions from each school for the selected journals and time period. One can also search the database by school names, author names and key phrases in the title.

The Jindal School of Management also provides a ranking of the top 100 schools in North America and worldwide based on publications in all 24 journals for the last five-year time period. The school also provides links to prior rankings starting with the period 2000-2004.

Disclaimer

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the nature and diversity in which author affiliation information is provided in the journals sometimes make it hard to categorize and report the information accurately. UT Dallas Jindal School of Management has attempted to verify information using the web when possible.

While searching for articles, author names are provided in the search results. They are not listed in the sequence specified in the published paper. Also note that when information on authors is provided, if the same author is listed twice, it indicates that the author has listed multiple affiliations.

If you believe there is an error in the information provided, please send specific information to the administrator.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management appreciates your input to this ongoing research effort.





The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies #franchise #businesses

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The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies

Welcome to The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. This is the 16th annual survey and ranking of the cream of Britain’s employers, and its appearance each year is a high-profile event in the nation’s business calendar.

The data-gathering and analysis used across all sectors are extensive. It’s the staff themselves who fill in the anonymous surveys from which the scores are compiled — a total of 241,361 people filled out questionnaires for this year’s lists — so we’re getting opinions about their bosses, their working conditions and their employer’s values direct from the people whose hard work builds the success of their business, whether they’re lawyers, mechanics or shop assistants.

And once a company is on the list, they have to work to stay there. In all 925, firms registered to take part in this year’s surveys and there are 79 new entries, displacing those who didn’t make the grade this time.

Our lists honour:

■ The 100 Best Companies to Work For in the mid-size category, (250-3,000 employees).

■ The 25 Best Big Companies to Work For (3,000-plus).

■ SMEs (50-250 staff) are assessed in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For.

■ Public-sector bodies, charities and housing associations are recognised in 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For.

All these lists can be found any time online at thesundaytimes.co.uk/best100companies

Congratulations to all the organisations on this year’s lists.

Dominic O’Connell
Business editor
The Sunday Times

FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SUNDAY TIMES BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR





Britain s Top 100 entrepreneurs #office #depot #business

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Britain’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2015

This year’s top spot on our list goes to Simon and Bobby Arora, who’ve built their bargain homewares chain B M into a billion pound success story. They are joined by entrepreneurs in everything from aviation and drinks to soft toys and software.

If Britain is to continue to prosper amid the spreading shockwaves of the great China economic slowdown, it’s going to need all the help it can get from its energetic army of entrepreneurs. Happily our 10th MT survey of Britain’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs and family businesses shows that in the last five years, from the depth of the downturn until last year, the nation’s self-made businessmen and women have been performing heroically, growing their operations, taking on staff and generating much-needed cash for both their local economies and the country.

So our Top 100 have seen staff numbers shoot up by nearly 85,000 in the last five years to over 164,000. This near-107% rise is much sharper than in previous years, justifying the view that our best entrepreneurs are the economy’s real job creators. And job creation is one of the crucial measures we use in ranking our Top 100.

The other of course is turnover growth, reflecting the economic activity they generate. This year our 100 entrepreneurs had a total turnover of 26.35bn, up from 12.898bn five years ago.

This represents a 104.3% increase – great news for UK plc, but perhaps a note of caution should come here. This is the first time since we started doing the Top 100 that the overall growth in employment has been greater than the comparable growth figure for turnover. It may help explain why the British productivity record has been so lamentable in recent years, with an 18% lag behind our competitors. Quite simply the entrepreneurs collectively are not getting as much out of each staff member in output terms.

But behind the macroeconomic numbers are some pretty impressive individual performances, none more so than this year’s number one – the Arora brothers (pictured) of discount homewares chain B M. Simon, the Cambridge-educated ex-McKinsey man, and his younger brother Bobby, who has a market trader’s nose for a bargain and pricing, have in the last decade built up a group that is now the envy of the discount retail world, valued by the stock market at around 3.2bn. More importantly for UK plc, in the last five years, B M’s remorseless expansion has seen its staff numbers jump by over 200% to 19,462. That must be a welcome boost in its Merseyside heartland where it has its headquarters.

This is matched by their track record in growing sales, up by 206% in the same period. But they are not alone in this respect. Our joint second place entries, 32-year-old Nitin Passi of the Missguided online fashion group and the Coates siblings – Denise and John – through their Bet365 online gaming operation, are just as effective when it comes to expansion. Passi has invested in a new headquarters in Manchester which, with all the trappings of an internet operation, is regarded as the coolest in the city. He reckons it will motivate his growing staff to make Missguided a 1bn business in five years. Few would bet against him, or the nine others from Britain’s thriving Asian business community who make our list.

Excellent progress this may be, but sadly we can’t say the same about the number of female entrepreneurs in the Top 100. There are 17 women listed, but only two, including Denise Coates of course, make the top 20. Last year’s celebrity winner, fashion entrepreneur Victoria Beckham. has not produced any new accounts and so cannot be considered this time around.

There are of course some fabulous women entrepreneurs who have developed businesses of the scale to make it into the Top 100, including Chrissie Rucker of the White Company, Margaret Barbour and Vivienne Westwood. But despite having trawled Companies House for the accounts that provide the underpinning of our research, there are just not enough. Perhaps this is a deficiency which the current crop of twentysomething female entrepreneurs like Kathryn Parsons of Decoded and Smruti Sriram of Supreme Creations will address in future lists – after all, the wealth which is one of our core criteria typically takes many years to accrue.

In the meantime, the aforementioned Bet365 founder and co-CEO Denise Coates is our highest placed woman and flies the flag ably for women in business. A bookie’s daughter, she certainly knows a good bet when she sees one. Coates has masterminded a near doubling of profits to over 400m in the Stoke-based firm’s latest accounts. And her business acumen extends to looking after her employees, too – she plans to turn what’s left of Josiah Wedgwood’s famous Etruria Works into a children’s day nursery, a facility bound to be welcomed by the firm’s working parents.

The north-south divide may be ever-present, but encouragingly there are a fair crop of regional entrepreneurs working to close it. The South West has 14, the North West 13 and Yorkshire 12.

But the South East still remains top, with 33 names. Encouragingly for the government’s efforts to re-balance British business towards manufacturing, the march of the Top 100 makers is going at full tilt. Thirteen of the Top 100 are industrialists of one sort or another, with another 21 in high-tech sectors like the internet, software, telecoms and computing. They include Sir James Dyson of the ubiquitous bagless vacuum, whose firm is rapidly moving into new markets. Smaller but growing steadily are the likes of Melett, built up by Ian and Nicola Warhurst, which makes turbocharger repair kits for cars, and exports 90% of its output, with a growing market in China.

One of our measures of how well our entrepreneurs are doing comes from a valuation of their stake in the business and other assets, based on the stock market values if quoted or in line with those values for those who run a private company. Such valuations, of course, come with many caveats but serve as a rough and ready guide. Collectively the Top 100 are, by our reckoning, worth 24.5bn, a whisker below last year’s 25bn total.

This may reflect the general fragility of markets worldwide at present. But the one fact that unites all our 100 is their demonstrable record of success. They are the best hope for Britain to enjoy a sustained recovery with more jobs – and more prosperity – to come.

Find The Complete List Here





100 List of Best Small Business ideas for Beginners 2016 #business #journal

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Do you need ideas to start a profitable online business as an entrepreneur? If YES, here are top 100+ list of best small business ideas for beginners in 2016 with little or no money .

Starting a business is one of the best decisions that you can take, but on the other hand, if you don’t start the right business for you, then you are likely going to get frustrated and lose your investment. So, it is very important to ensure that you are certain of the business you intend starting before committing your finance and time.

Although it might be a bit difficult to know the right business to start especially when you are confronted with numerous business ideas and opportunities, but if you consider certain key factors before making your choice, then you would have succeeded in choosing the right business.

  • Kick-Ass Millionaire Mentorship Academy On the 1 st of January 2014, we launched a Business Mentorship Program for serious entrepreneurs that want to learn what it takes to grow from an idea into a private or publicly quoted million dollar company. Admission into this program cost $497 per year but we are giving Free Lifetime Access to Only 100 Readers of ProfitableVenture.comand this offer ends this week (Since 1st of January 2014, we have helped 21,058+ budding entrepreneurs start their own businesses. Let s help you launch your own business ). Click Here Now to Apply for a Free Lifetime Access .

It is important to state that the right business for Mr. A might not be the right business for Mr. B. The right business is dependent on loads of factors unique to the individual who wants to start a business.

If you don’t want to make mistake when it comes to starting a business, then you need to carefully access the business opportunities around you and then match it with your skills or in some cases the finance available to you. One good thing about starting the right business is that you will struggle less to achieve results and meet your goals and targets.

Best Small Business ideas in 2016 for:

Career Related Business ideas for First Time Entrepreneurs

Location Based Business ideas for Starters

Seasonal Business ideas for Dummies

List of Small Business ideas for Beginners in 2016

Now let us quickly consider 7 surefire tips that will help you know the right business to start if you truly don’t want to make any mistake in investing your money in the wrong business;

How to Know the Right Business to Start in 2016

1. List the Business Opportunities around You

One of the steps that you are expected to take if you want to know the right business to start is first to list all the business opportunities within your reach. Once you are able to list all the business opportunities around you, it will be easier for you to critically examine them one after the other and then prune it to a minimum number that will make it easier for you to make a choice.

2. Do a Self Skill Audit

Another means that will aid you to know the right business to start is to conduct a self skill audit. It is easier to start a business around your skill sets because people perform pretty great when they perform tasks that are in the area of their skill strength. A good skill audit will not only help you discover your skill set, but also help you rate your skills.

3. Conduct Feasibility Studies

Once you have been able to stream line the business opportunities or ideas within your disposal, the next step that you should take is to conduct feasibility studies to know what it truly takes to start the business. The truth is that, when you conduct feasibility studies you will be able to discover details about the business you intend starting. The information you will get from your feasibility studies will guide you in choosing the right business.

4. Ask Loads of Questions

Another method of knowing the right business to start is to ask loads of questions when you have the opportunities to ask. It is a popular saying that ‘a man who asks questions never misses his way’. As such, ensure that you ask entrepreneurs who are already in the line of the business t loads of questions about the business. You can as well ask people around to know the type of business that they will be willing to patronize.

5. Enroll in an Entrepreneurial College

If you are confused and you don’t know the right business to start, then it will pay you to enroll in any entrepreneurial college around you to learn the rudiments of starting and sustaining a business. There are several entrepreneurial schools that an entrepreneur can acquire the right skills to be able to start their own business. You can search online to locate the closest entrepreneurial college in your location.

6. Understudy Someone Who is Running Same Business That You Intend Starting

Before making your final decisions on the business to start, it is advisable to understudy someone who is already running the type of business that you intend starting. It will give you a clearer perspective on the business and also you will be able to know the financial commitment required in starting and running such business.

7. Take a Personality Test

Starting a business should not based on the viability of the business or the profits you stand to gain in the business, but to know if you are compatible with the business. For example, if you know that you are extremely quiet and you are a core phlegmatic, then starting a sales and marking business might not be the right business for you. It is important to take a personality test to discover your temperament before making your choice on the business to start. You can search online for free personality test or for paid personality test.

People should not just start a business simply because it is trending and it is also profitable. Loads of people join the bandwagon when it comes to starting a business and they ended up regretting such moves because they ended up getting their fingers burnt.





100 (Really) Creative Business Cards #franchise #loans

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100 (Really) Creative Business Cards

Whichever business you re in, and especially for anyone in the field of design, such as web designers, a business card can be as important as your website identity.

A business card creates a physical connection and bond between you or your business and your customers.

Just like in a website, business cards can become great interactive elements, but with the added ability to have real textures, different materials and shapes.

In this article, we ll take a look at 100 truly outstanding business card designs which show that there are truly no limits to the design of a business card.

Which ones are your favorites? How important is a business card for you? Please share your comments with us

By Walter Apai

Walter Apai is a web designer from Vancouver, Canada who runs and owns the popular WebdesignerDepot.com blogs. He’s also a successful business entrepreneur running multiple websites and businesses. More articles by Walter Apai





The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings – Naveen Jindal School

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Research Rankings Overview

The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management has created a database to track publications in 24 leading business journals. The database contains titles and author affiliations of papers published in these journals since 1990. The information in the database is used to provide the top 100 business school rankings since 1990 based on the total contributions of faculty.

Additionally, the database can also be searched by:

  • Any journal or combination of journals between the time period 1990 to date to get a ranking of schools
  • School name to see a list of publications by a school for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Author name to see a list of publications by an author for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
  • Key phrase in article name to see a list of publications containing that phrase for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date

The Jindal School of Management maintains and keeps this website current to provide timely data on research productivity in leading research journals across major disciplines in business schools. The school has worked hard to ensure data integrity, but as with any project of this type where the affiliation data is not always clear, some errors may exist. If you spot an error, please send us the corrections at Top 100 Admin.

List of Journals

The Accounting Review

Journal of Accounting and Economics

Strategic Management Journal

Methodology

UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management provides a tool to study research contributions based on publications in 24 leading journals in major business disciplines. The database contains author and affiliation information on all papers published in these journals since 1990. Authors affiliations are recorded at the time of the paper publication.

A single-authored paper results in the school of affiliation being credited with a score of 1. If there are multiple authors from different schools, each school gets a score of p/n, where p is the number of authors from the same school and there are a total of n authors on the article. If an author lists multiple affiliations, each of the schools that author is affiliated with gets a corresponding scaled score. For example, if one of the n authors lists m affiliations, each school that author is affiliated with gets a score of 1/nm.

The database can be searched by any period between 1990 to the current year for any combination of journals, resulting in aggregated scores for schools. This provides a clear picture of contributions from each school for the selected journals and time period. One can also search the database by school names, author names and key phrases in the title.

The Jindal School of Management also provides a ranking of the top 100 schools in North America and worldwide based on publications in all 24 journals for the last five-year time period. The school also provides links to prior rankings starting with the period 2000-2004.

Disclaimer

Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the nature and diversity in which author affiliation information is provided in the journals sometimes make it hard to categorize and report the information accurately. UT Dallas Jindal School of Management has attempted to verify information using the web when possible.

While searching for articles, author names are provided in the search results. They are not listed in the sequence specified in the published paper. Also note that when information on authors is provided, if the same author is listed twice, it indicates that the author has listed multiple affiliations.

If you believe there is an error in the information provided, please send specific information to the administrator.

The Naveen Jindal School of Management appreciates your input to this ongoing research effort.





Hot 100 Trending DEEP-HOUSE Music & Video Charts #edm, #deep-house, #trending, #djs,


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Hot 100 Trending DEEP-HOUSE Music & Video Charts

Universally accredited with being one of the first DJs to open up the world of electronic music to global chart audiences, transforming the sound of radio and with it, the musical tastes of millions of listeners across the world in the process, David Guetta has established himself as a true, modern day dance icon.After first making his presence most notably felt in the US with his production work on the Black Eyed Peas‟ I Gotta Feeling‟ in 2009, a track that has si

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Welcome to The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. This is the 16th annual survey and ranking of the cream of Britain’s employers, and its appearance each year is a high-profile event in the nation’s business calendar.

The data-gathering and analysis used across all sectors are extensive. It’s the staff themselves who fill in the anonymous surveys from which the scores are compiled — a total of 241,361 people filled out questionnaires for this year’s lists — so we’re getting opinions about their bosses, their working conditions and their employer’s values direct from the people whose hard work builds the success of their business, whether they’re lawyers, mechanics or shop assistants.

And once a company is on the list, they have to work to stay there. In all 925, firms registered to take part in this year’s surveys and there are 79 new entries, displacing those who didn’t make the grade this time.

Our lists honour:

■ The 100 Best Companies to Work For in the mid-size category, (250-3,000 employees).

■ The 25 Best Big Companies to Work For (3,000-plus).

■ SMEs (50-250 staff) are assessed in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For.

■ Public-sector bodies, charities and housing associations are recognised in 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For.

All these lists can be found any time online at thesundaytimes.co.uk/best100companies

Congratulations to all the organisations on this year’s lists.

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Richard Branson, Victoria Beckham and Brent Hoberman all made the cut (Source: Getty, Official LeWeb Photos on Flickr)

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Whether you re an aspiring entrepreneur or have spent years building a business, you could do worse than to hear the stories of those who ve been through it all before.

So we ve put together a list of the UK s best and brightest at building businesses to get you inspired – from those who are near the beginning of the process, to some of the UK s most experienced entrepreneurs.

Our entrepreneurs list is based on active users of Twitter and their Klout scores, which takes into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook. Google Plus, LinkedIn. Instagram, Foursquare and Wikipedia.

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No. 1 Includes Protection 1, a division of ADT LLC. Protection 1 is SDM s 2012 Dealer of the Year. ADT announced 2 millionth ADT Pulse home automation customer in March 2017.

No. 2 With a vision to create a safe, comfortable and sustainable world, Johnson Controls and Tyco merged to create a newly formed Johnson Controls.

No. 3 Vivint Smart Home integrated with the Amazon Echo, marking the first time the voice-enabled device worked with a managed smart home system.

No. 4 Rebranded from Monitronics to MONI, shifting towards a more customer-focused model and reshaping company s mission and identity. Won the JD Power award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Home Security Systems.

No. 5 SDM s 2015 Dealer of the Year and 2003 Dealer of the Year. Deployed a CRM system throughout the organization.

No. 6 SDM s 2013 Dealer of the Year and 1999 Dealer of the Year.

No. 7 Completed installations of approximately 600 Interface Interactive Systems for clients. Interface Interactive is complete IP-enabled design allowing central command center in Plano, Texas, to manage real-time voice communication, video surveillance, and intrusion systems through one IP endpoint.

No. 18 Acquired Systems Sales Corporation in N.J. and partnered with Affiliated Monitoring Company.

No. 22 SDM s 2016 Dealer of the Year. Sold business to Snow Phipps and bought Perimeter Security Systems.

No. 28 Purchased United Security Systems in Denver.

No. 34 Launched new CRM and paperless contract system.

No. 35 Formed Customer Care Center group to replace individual departments. Introduced self-installation product line.

No. 36 Central station achieved 1464 apprehensions.

No. 38 Chosen to receive the Authorized Integrator Network s National Dealer of the Year Award in 2016.

No. 39 Successful launch of DIY business model with professional installation option.

No. 59 Opened first new branch in Jacksonville, Fla.

No.63 Launch of new products such as autonomous data machines (robots) and GSOC capabilities.

No. 67 Built AA radio network in time to replace 1,600 2G radios in one year.

No. 74 Building and moving to new headquarters.

No. 76 Purchased new building for operations, to move in 2017.

No. 77 Opened a new office in the Spokane, Wash. market.

No. 86 Rolled out a new vision, purpose and core values within the company.

No. 92 Central station became UL listed and started the process of opening a second location.

No. 96 Largest growth year in RMR in company history.

No. 98 Acquired Centralarm and expanded into Missouri.

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Social and mobile strategies for engaging consumers.

About social business and beyond.

Ecommerce tips, advice and inspiration.

Tips, news and info to fuel your entrepreneurial fire.

eCommerce Articles, Tips, and Resources for Online Retailers.

Your Ecommerce Business To Success, secret stash of ecommerce tips and tricks.

Thoughts on sharing, creating, analyzing and converting with social media.

Clever ideas about digital e-commerce.

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Keep up with company news, industry developments, and employee insights into the expanding landscape of SEO.

Custom eCommerce and web design solutions.

Ecommerce, web design, system integration and more.

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Retailer strategies for comparison shopping engines.

ComScore is a global leader in measuring the digital world and preferred source of digital business analytics.

Daily news, insights, and analysis on content marketing, brand publishing, and the future of content.

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Interesting ideas on marketing and tech.

Essential insights for digital marketers.

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Do you need ideas to start a profitable online business as an entrepreneur? If YES, here are top 100+ list of best small business ideas for beginners in 2016 with little or no money .

Starting a business is one of the best decisions that you can take, but on the other hand, if you don’t start the right business for you, then you are likely going to get frustrated and lose your investment. So, it is very important to ensure that you are certain of the business you intend starting before committing your finance and time.

Although it might be a bit difficult to know the right business to start especially when you are confronted with numerous business ideas and opportunities, but if you consider certain key factors before making your choice, then you would have succeeded in choosing the right business.

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It is important to state that the right business for Mr. A might not be the right business for Mr. B. The right business is dependent on loads of factors unique to the individual who wants to start a business.

If you don’t want to make mistake when it comes to starting a business, then you need to carefully access the business opportunities around you and then match it with your skills or in some cases the finance available to you. One good thing about starting the right business is that you will struggle less to achieve results and meet your goals and targets.

Best Small Business ideas in 2016 for:

Career Related Business ideas for First Time Entrepreneurs

Location Based Business ideas for Starters

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List of Small Business ideas for Beginners in 2016

Now let us quickly consider 7 surefire tips that will help you know the right business to start if you truly don’t want to make any mistake in investing your money in the wrong business;

How to Know the Right Business to Start in 2016

1. List the Business Opportunities around You

One of the steps that you are expected to take if you want to know the right business to start is first to list all the business opportunities within your reach. Once you are able to list all the business opportunities around you, it will be easier for you to critically examine them one after the other and then prune it to a minimum number that will make it easier for you to make a choice.

2. Do a Self Skill Audit

Another means that will aid you to know the right business to start is to conduct a self skill audit. It is easier to start a business around your skill sets because people perform pretty great when they perform tasks that are in the area of their skill strength. A good skill audit will not only help you discover your skill set, but also help you rate your skills.

3. Conduct Feasibility Studies

Once you have been able to stream line the business opportunities or ideas within your disposal, the next step that you should take is to conduct feasibility studies to know what it truly takes to start the business. The truth is that, when you conduct feasibility studies you will be able to discover details about the business you intend starting. The information you will get from your feasibility studies will guide you in choosing the right business.

4. Ask Loads of Questions

Another method of knowing the right business to start is to ask loads of questions when you have the opportunities to ask. It is a popular saying that ‘a man who asks questions never misses his way’. As such, ensure that you ask entrepreneurs who are already in the line of the business t loads of questions about the business. You can as well ask people around to know the type of business that they will be willing to patronize.

5. Enroll in an Entrepreneurial College

If you are confused and you don’t know the right business to start, then it will pay you to enroll in any entrepreneurial college around you to learn the rudiments of starting and sustaining a business. There are several entrepreneurial schools that an entrepreneur can acquire the right skills to be able to start their own business. You can search online to locate the closest entrepreneurial college in your location.

6. Understudy Someone Who is Running Same Business That You Intend Starting

Before making your final decisions on the business to start, it is advisable to understudy someone who is already running the type of business that you intend starting. It will give you a clearer perspective on the business and also you will be able to know the financial commitment required in starting and running such business.

7. Take a Personality Test

Starting a business should not based on the viability of the business or the profits you stand to gain in the business, but to know if you are compatible with the business. For example, if you know that you are extremely quiet and you are a core phlegmatic, then starting a sales and marking business might not be the right business for you. It is important to take a personality test to discover your temperament before making your choice on the business to start. You can search online for free personality test or for paid personality test.

People should not just start a business simply because it is trending and it is also profitable. Loads of people join the bandwagon when it comes to starting a business and they ended up regretting such moves because they ended up getting their fingers burnt.





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  1. Why has BigPond closed it’s online DVD rental service?
    A. Technology improvements now allow us to deliver Movies directly to your home via Broadband. The benefits are that you can now choose a movie to watch, download it and begin watching in minutes.
  • What do I do now that the service is closed?
    A. You can still get BIGPOND MOVIES on a T-Box, via your PC, directly from an LG or Samsung TV and even via your mobile. If you want a T-Box, then now’s a great time to get one. Please log-in to find out about the great offers we have for DVD subscribers.
  • What happens now?
    A. On the last day of operation of the service, Friday September 30, an email was sent to you describing the closure process. Please ensure all outstanding DVDs are placed in the post by the 7 th of October, so they are received back by the 15 th of October. Once those DVDs arrive back at one of our Fulfilment Centres, we will automatically close your account and you will receive a refund of the unused component of the current month’s subscription. This refund will be processed within 2 weeks back to your Credit Card or Telstra bill depending on your payment method.
  • My 12 month contract was set to expire after the 30th of September. What happens to my account?
    A. All accounts, both 12 month contracts and casual monthly accounts, were cancelled on the 30th of September 2011, unless you had already cancelled your account prior to this date.
  • Will I be charged an Early Termination Fee for cancelling my 12 month contract before it expires?
    A. There will be no Early Termination Fees to customers who cancel their 12 month contract after the 1 st of July 2011.
  • What if the DVDs don’t make it back to Telstra?
    A. If DVDs are legitimately lost in the mail system, then please report the DVD as lost on the web-site and we will take this into account when finalising your account. If DVDs are not returned by 15-October and do not appear to be lost, then we will be applying a DVD replacement fee of $15.00 per DVD before finalising a customer’s account.
  • Can I get all the content that I am used to on the DVD service?
    A. Currently we have around 3,300 of the most popular titles available for download, so this range is not as comprehensive as we had for the DVD service. The range is being added to all the time as Movie studios and distributors make more content available to us. You should find most of what you wish to watch and over time we will be growing the catalogue to be as large as what was offered via DVD.
  • Can I use my same DVD login details for the Download service?
    A. You will need to create a new movie account to use the download service. If you wish to download and watch movies on your PC, please go to http://bigpondmovies.com and click on the Register link towards the top right hand side of the screen. If you are purchasing an IP TV device such as a compatible Samsung or LG TV, or the new Telstra T-Box, please follow the prompts whilst registering those devices.
  • When will the last charges appear on my credit card or Telstra bill?
    A. For customers paying by credit card who did not cancel prior to the service closing, your last monthly subscription payment will appear in September. Any additional DVDs that were dispatched in September that were above your monthly quota, as well as any lost DVD fees for DVDs not returned by the 15th of October, will be charged in October. For customers paying via their Telstra Bill, their payments will appear a month later, depending on the billing date of your Telstra account. Subscription fees will appear in October, and any addition DVD charges or late fees will appear in November.
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    Toy Story 3 (2010)

    John Ratzenberger, Timothy Dalton, Michael Keaton, Ned Beatty, Tom Hanks, Tim Allen, Joan Cusack, Don Rickles

    Action Adventure, Animated, Children Family, Comedy, Animated Feature, Family Comedy, Fantasy, General Adventure

    A winner with audiences and critics alike, DreamWorks Animation’s How To Train Your Dragon rolls fire-breathing action, epic adventure and laughs into a captivating and original story. Hiccup is a young Viking who defies tradition when he befriends.

    How To Train Your Dragon (2010)

    Chris Sanders, Dean DeBlois

    Craig Ferguson, David Tennant, Gerard Butler, America Ferrera, Jonah Hill, Jay Baruchel

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    An epic adventure about a young Persian Prince who allies with a conquered Princess in order to locate a dangerous artefact that controls the fabric of time, and ultimately the fate of the world. Threatened by a mysterious conspiracy to steal a coveted da.

    Prince Of Persia (2010)

    Ben Kingsley, Jake Gyllenhaal, Gemma Arterton

    Action Adventure, Romance, Fantasy, General Action, General Adventure, General Romance

    When J’s druggie mother overdoses, the teenager is left with little choice but to move in with his grandmother, “Smurf”, the cold-hearted matriarch of a notorious crime family. As J becomes more and more ingrained in the family’s ruthles.

    Animal Kingdom (2010)

    Ben Mendelsohn, Joel Edgerton, Jacki Weaver, Luke Ford, Sullivan Stapleton, James Frecheville, Guy Pearce

    Action Adventure, Drama, Suspense Thriller, Crime, General Drama

    Mother and Child is a striking drama centred around three women whose paths will cross and change them forever: Karen (Annette Bening; The Women, Being Julia) a reserved 50-year old nurse, who was forced to give up her daughter Elizabeth (Naomi Watts: 21.

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    Top 100 Business Blogs and Their Most Popular Articles

    Home » Ecommerce Resources » Top 100 Business Blogs and Their Most Popular Articles

    After researching for more than two weeks, it s finally done! Here are the best 100 business blogs about ecommerce, SEO, conversions and marketing, and the most popular articles from each one. It s a comprehensive list of tremendous resources, so please make sure you bookmark it for later reference if you don t have 48h straight to binge it right now. Also, please consider to tweet or share it on Facebook if you think it s a valuable resource.

    OK, let s get the party started:

    You may also be interested in these articles:

    Learn how to start an online business. Practical advice and guides, interviews and a supportive community.

    Focusing on CRM, cloud computing, ERP and enterprise software.

    Providing search engine optimization, link building, pay per click advertising and social media marketing services.

    A professional Blog, that is dedicated to profiling and reviewing Arab originated tech startups and existing companies, and their products and services, especially in the new Internet and the new Mobile world.

    Fantastic write-ups of usability studies conducted by Baymard.

    Social and mobile strategies for engaging consumers.

    About social business and beyond.

    Ecommerce tips, advice and inspiration.

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    The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies #international #business #news

    #small companies

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    The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies

    Welcome to The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. This is the 16th annual survey and ranking of the cream of Britain’s employers, and its appearance each year is a high-profile event in the nation’s business calendar.

    The data-gathering and analysis used across all sectors are extensive. It’s the staff themselves who fill in the anonymous surveys from which the scores are compiled — a total of 241,361 people filled out questionnaires for this year’s lists — so we’re getting opinions about their bosses, their working conditions and their employer’s values direct from the people whose hard work builds the success of their business, whether they’re lawyers, mechanics or shop assistants.

    And once a company is on the list, they have to work to stay there. In all 925, firms registered to take part in this year’s surveys and there are 79 new entries, displacing those who didn’t make the grade this time.

    Our lists honour:

    ■ The 100 Best Companies to Work For in the mid-size category, (250-3,000 employees).

    ■ The 25 Best Big Companies to Work For (3,000-plus).

    ■ SMEs (50-250 staff) are assessed in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For.

    ■ Public-sector bodies, charities and housing associations are recognised in 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For.

    All these lists can be found any time online at thesundaytimes.co.uk/best100companies

    Congratulations to all the organisations on this year’s lists.

    Dominic O’Connell
    Business editor
    The Sunday Times

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SUNDAY TIMES BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR





    The 100 Best Business Books of All Time – In The Books

    #business books

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    The 100 Best Business Books of All Time


    Thousands of business books are published every year Here are the best of the best. Now updated, with more than ten new books reviewed.

    The 100 Best Business Books of All Time was written by two former leaders of 800-CEO-READ, Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten, with its current leader, Sally Haldorson. Originally published in 2009, The 100 Best is a guide to essential business reading for leaders, managers, and employees alike. If you want to grow, innovate, sell, lead, discover, and strategize, the books in The 100 Best are the ones to help you achieve your goals.

    ABOUT THE 100 BEST

    After years of reading, evaluating, and selling business books, 800-CEO-READ is the most respected expert on the category. Now they have chosen the 100 best business titles of all time the ones that deliver the biggest payoff for today’s busy readers.

    The 100 Best puts each book in context, so that readers can quickly find solutions to the problems they face, such as how best to spend The First 90 Days in a new job or how to take their company from Good to Great. Many of the choices are surprising you ll find reviews of Moneyball and Orbiting the Giant Hairball. but not Jack Welch s memoir.

    At the end of each review, Jack and Todd direct readers to other books both inside and outside The 100 Best. And sprinkled throughout are sidebars taking the reader beyond business books, suggesting movies, novels, and even children’s books that offer equally relevant insights.

    This book will appeal to anyone, from entry-level to CEO, who wants to cut through the clutter and discover the brilliant books that are truly worth their investment of time and money.

    Get a feel for the book. Get a feel for the book. Start with the introduction (download the PDF ). Then check out a review from both of us: with a review from both Jack and Todd:

    And to get a feel for the layout of the book, check out the book’s “lost” chapter, which contains a collection of Industry book reviews. (Download the PDF )

    ABOUT THE AUTHORS

    Now retired, Jack Covert is the founder of and former president of 800-CEO-READ. now an independent company, but longtime partner of the Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops. Hired twenty-five years ago by the late David Schwartz to promote business and computer books to the Milwaukee business community, Jack used his considerable sales skills and innate business acumen to grow that 3-shelf business section into a 7 million dollar specialty business book retailer.

    Todd Sattersten currently runs BizBookLab. a company that identifies, develops, and launches business books around the world from Portland, Oregon. Previously, he was president of 800-CEO-READ, spent six years at GE, and three years working with his father in the family sheet metal fabrication business. Todd received his BS in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and his MBA from Marquette University.

    Sally Haldorson is the General Manager of 800-CEO-READ and has worked for the company in many different roles for twenty years. She has an M.A. in English and Creative Writing, and lives in Milwaukee, WI with her husband and son.

    THE CHAPTERS OF THE 100 BEST





    The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies #magnetic #business #cards

    #small companies

    #

    The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies

    Welcome to The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. This is the 16th annual survey and ranking of the cream of Britain’s employers, and its appearance each year is a high-profile event in the nation’s business calendar.

    The data-gathering and analysis used across all sectors are extensive. It’s the staff themselves who fill in the anonymous surveys from which the scores are compiled — a total of 241,361 people filled out questionnaires for this year’s lists — so we’re getting opinions about their bosses, their working conditions and their employer’s values direct from the people whose hard work builds the success of their business, whether they’re lawyers, mechanics or shop assistants.

    And once a company is on the list, they have to work to stay there. In all 925, firms registered to take part in this year’s surveys and there are 79 new entries, displacing those who didn’t make the grade this time.

    Our lists honour:

    ■ The 100 Best Companies to Work For in the mid-size category, (250-3,000 employees).

    ■ The 25 Best Big Companies to Work For (3,000-plus).

    ■ SMEs (50-250 staff) are assessed in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For.

    ■ Public-sector bodies, charities and housing associations are recognised in 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For.

    All these lists can be found any time online at thesundaytimes.co.uk/best100companies

    Congratulations to all the organisations on this year’s lists.

    Dominic O’Connell
    Business editor
    The Sunday Times

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SUNDAY TIMES BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR





    DirectoryBug – Top 100 Sites To List Your Business For Free #business

    #free business listing

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    Top 100+ Local Business Listing Sites To List Your Business On For Free

    We have spent years narrowing down the best local directory and social sites that any business can list on for free. Listing your business information on these free business listing sites increases online exposure and provides new avenues to reach potential customers. These business listings, also commonly referred to as local SEO citations. are one of the most important local search ranking factors for major search engines and are completely necessary for any effective local SEO campaign. Enjoy this list of free sites to list your business, check back often as we regularly maintain and update this list and don t forget to share this page if you find this list useful.

    Local SEO Assessment

    Looking for a little more? DirectoryBug highly recommends a paid listing at:

    Drive targeted traffic to your website! A web directory listing with CommunitySEO connects all of your online presences into one powerful trusted profile. Update your details as often as you like and reach new customers through increased search engine visibility.

    DirectoryBug supports local business and is dedicated to helping small business owners gain exposure online. Please help spread the word by sharing this list.

    This list is for US based businesses, though many of these sites will work for businesses in other countries. We are working on expanding this list to include sites for other countries.

    Common relevant search terms for referencing this list of business listing sites. SEO business listing U.S. local listing sites, free local listing sites, U.S. business listing sites, top local listing sites, local directory sites, U.S.A. business listing sites, best business listing sites

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    UK entrepreneurs top 100: From Richard Branson to Edwina Dunn, these are

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    UK entrepreneurs top 100: From Richard Branson to Edwina Dunn, these are the most influential business founders in the UK on social media

    Richard Branson, Victoria Beckham and Brent Hoberman all made the cut (Source: Getty, Official LeWeb Photos on Flickr)

    Emma Haslett, Harriet Green

    Whether you re an aspiring entrepreneur or have spent years building a business, you could do worse than to hear the stories of those who ve been through it all before.

    So we ve put together a list of the UK s best and brightest at building businesses to get you inspired – from those who are near the beginning of the process, to some of the UK s most experienced entrepreneurs.

    Our entrepreneurs list is based on active users of Twitter and their Klout scores, which takes into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook. Google Plus, LinkedIn. Instagram, Foursquare and Wikipedia.

    This list is no longer being updated. It was last updated on Friday 15th July 2016.





    100 List of Best Small Business ideas for Beginners 2016 #business #presentation

    #small business ideas

    #

    Do you need ideas to start a profitable online business as an entrepreneur? If YES, here are top 100+ list of best small business ideas for beginners in 2016 with little or no money .

    Starting a business is one of the best decisions that you can take, but on the other hand, if you don’t start the right business for you, then you are likely going to get frustrated and lose your investment. So, it is very important to ensure that you are certain of the business you intend starting before committing your finance and time.

    Although it might be a bit difficult to know the right business to start especially when you are confronted with numerous business ideas and opportunities, but if you consider certain key factors before making your choice, then you would have succeeded in choosing the right business.

    • Kick-Ass Millionaire Mentorship Academy On the 1 st of January 2014, we launched a Business Mentorship Program for serious entrepreneurs that want to learn what it takes to grow from an idea into a private or publicly quoted million dollar company. Admission into this program cost $497 per year but we are giving Free Lifetime Access to Only 100 Readers of ProfitableVenture.comand this offer ends this week (Since 1st of January 2014, we have helped 21,058+ budding entrepreneurs start their own businesses. Let s help you launch your own business ). Click Here Now to Apply for a Free Lifetime Access .

    It is important to state that the right business for Mr. A might not be the right business for Mr. B. The right business is dependent on loads of factors unique to the individual who wants to start a business.

    If you don’t want to make mistake when it comes to starting a business, then you need to carefully access the business opportunities around you and then match it with your skills or in some cases the finance available to you. One good thing about starting the right business is that you will struggle less to achieve results and meet your goals and targets.

    Best Small Business ideas in 2016 for:

    Career Related Business ideas for First Time Entrepreneurs

    Location Based Business ideas for Starters

    Seasonal Business ideas for Dummies

    List of Small Business ideas for Beginners in 2016

    Now let us quickly consider 7 surefire tips that will help you know the right business to start if you truly don’t want to make any mistake in investing your money in the wrong business;

    How to Know the Right Business to Start in 2016

    1. List the Business Opportunities around You

    One of the steps that you are expected to take if you want to know the right business to start is first to list all the business opportunities within your reach. Once you are able to list all the business opportunities around you, it will be easier for you to critically examine them one after the other and then prune it to a minimum number that will make it easier for you to make a choice.

    2. Do a Self Skill Audit

    Another means that will aid you to know the right business to start is to conduct a self skill audit. It is easier to start a business around your skill sets because people perform pretty great when they perform tasks that are in the area of their skill strength. A good skill audit will not only help you discover your skill set, but also help you rate your skills.

    3. Conduct Feasibility Studies

    Once you have been able to stream line the business opportunities or ideas within your disposal, the next step that you should take is to conduct feasibility studies to know what it truly takes to start the business. The truth is that, when you conduct feasibility studies you will be able to discover details about the business you intend starting. The information you will get from your feasibility studies will guide you in choosing the right business.

    4. Ask Loads of Questions

    Another method of knowing the right business to start is to ask loads of questions when you have the opportunities to ask. It is a popular saying that ‘a man who asks questions never misses his way’. As such, ensure that you ask entrepreneurs who are already in the line of the business t loads of questions about the business. You can as well ask people around to know the type of business that they will be willing to patronize.

    5. Enroll in an Entrepreneurial College

    If you are confused and you don’t know the right business to start, then it will pay you to enroll in any entrepreneurial college around you to learn the rudiments of starting and sustaining a business. There are several entrepreneurial schools that an entrepreneur can acquire the right skills to be able to start their own business. You can search online to locate the closest entrepreneurial college in your location.

    6. Understudy Someone Who is Running Same Business That You Intend Starting

    Before making your final decisions on the business to start, it is advisable to understudy someone who is already running the type of business that you intend starting. It will give you a clearer perspective on the business and also you will be able to know the financial commitment required in starting and running such business.

    7. Take a Personality Test

    Starting a business should not based on the viability of the business or the profits you stand to gain in the business, but to know if you are compatible with the business. For example, if you know that you are extremely quiet and you are a core phlegmatic, then starting a sales and marking business might not be the right business for you. It is important to take a personality test to discover your temperament before making your choice on the business to start. You can search online for free personality test or for paid personality test.

    People should not just start a business simply because it is trending and it is also profitable. Loads of people join the bandwagon when it comes to starting a business and they ended up regretting such moves because they ended up getting their fingers burnt.





    100 (Really) Creative Business Cards #business #emails

    #creative business cards

    #

    100 (Really) Creative Business Cards

    Whichever business you re in, and especially for anyone in the field of design, such as web designers, a business card can be as important as your website identity.

    A business card creates a physical connection and bond between you or your business and your customers.

    Just like in a website, business cards can become great interactive elements, but with the added ability to have real textures, different materials and shapes.

    In this article, we ll take a look at 100 truly outstanding business card designs which show that there are truly no limits to the design of a business card.

    Which ones are your favorites? How important is a business card for you? Please share your comments with us

    By Walter Apai

    Walter Apai is a web designer from Vancouver, Canada who runs and owns the popular WebdesignerDepot.com blogs. He’s also a successful business entrepreneur running multiple websites and businesses. More articles by Walter Apai





    ADSS Global – Disaster Recovery #sage #software #reseller, #sage #300, #sage #erp,


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    ADSS GLOBAL DISASTER RECOVERY FACILITY

    With 15,000 sq. ft. of working space, ADSS Global can be your �home away from home� in the event of a disaster. ADSS Global sets itself apart from the rest by providing an excellent location and office facilities as well as service on a first-name basis.

    Among the list of available features offered to ADSS Global Disaster Recovery clients are:

    • Private Offices
    • Large Open Work Areas
    • Training Rooms
    • Well-Appointed Conference Rooms
    • Kitchen
    • Dining Room
    • Computer Room
  • Computer Hardware and Software
  • Phone and Voice Mail System Access
  • High-speed Protected Internet Access
  • Remote Data Access
  • Faxing, Printing, and Copier Access

    Aside from the comfortable appointments, the ADSS Global Disaster Recovery location offers:

    • 24×7 Physical Access and Key Fob Security
    • Climate Controlled Workspace
    • Fire Detection and Suppression Systems
  • Around-the-clock Access to the Office and IT Staff
  • Ample Parking
  • Close Proximity to Shopping and Dining

    Along with having an on-demand recovery location and the right personnel, a critically important step in recovering from a disaster is maintaining business continuity. Business Continuity is more than a backup location. It is more than the offices and the cubicles. It is the knowing and documenting exactly which processes, systems, services, employees, and customers are affected, what steps are to be taken and in what order they should be taken.

    Anything that can be done should be done to minimize the potential of having to find the answer to a question in a crisis. A true Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Plan should be developed to plan out exactly who, what, when, where, and how. Have the experts at ADSS Global work with you to develop, test, and maintain a Business Continuity Plan so that you already know the answers to who, what, when, where and how during a disaster.

    In the final analysis, you may have spent years on real dollars and �sweat equity� in building your business, but will your business survive if you were out of operation for a few days, a week, or a month? And even if your business should survive, at what costs in lost clients and revenue versus having a true Business Continuity/Disaster Recovery Plan.

    SINCE THE DISASTER RECOVERY RENAISSANCE (I.E. POST-SEPTEMBER 11, 2001), ADSS GLOBAL HAS BEEN WORKING TO ESTABLISH ITSELF AS A LEADING PROVIDER OF BUSINESS CONTINUITY AND DISASTER RECOVERY RESOURCES. UNFORTUNATELY, DISASTERS DO HAPPEN, AND IN THAT SPLIT SECOND, THE KEY TO YOUR COMPANY�S SURVIVAL IS IN PRIOR PLANNING AND PREPARATION. IF YOU SHOULD ARRIVE AT YOUR OFFICE, AND CANNOT GAIN ACCESS TO THE BUILDING OR YOUR OFFICE SPACE, WHO DO YOU CALL? WHERE DO YOU GO? WHAT SHOULD YOU DO FIRST?

    THIS IS WHERE ADSS GLOBAL CAN HELP. HAVING A LOCATION TO PERFORM YOUR OFFICE OPERATIONS AFTER A DISASTER STRIKES IS A GOOD START, BUT HAVING THE RIGHT PERSONNEL AVAILABLE AND YOUR LIVE SYSTEMS RUNNING IN THE ADSS DATA CENTER WILL MAKE THE RECOVERY PROCESS GO SMOOTHLY IS CRITICAL. ADSS GLOBAL IS THE PERFECT RESOURCE TO HAVE AVAILABLE DURING A DISASTER.


  • DirectoryBug – Top 100 Sites To List Your Business For Free #business

    #free business listing

    #

    Top 100+ Local Business Listing Sites To List Your Business On For Free

    We have spent years narrowing down the best local directory and social sites that any business can list on for free. Listing your business information on these free business listing sites increases online exposure and provides new avenues to reach potential customers. These business listings, also commonly referred to as local SEO citations. are one of the most important local search ranking factors for major search engines and are completely necessary for any effective local SEO campaign. Enjoy this list of free sites to list your business, check back often as we regularly maintain and update this list and don t forget to share this page if you find this list useful.

    Local SEO Assessment

    Looking for a little more? DirectoryBug highly recommends a paid listing at:

    Drive targeted traffic to your website! A web directory listing with CommunitySEO connects all of your online presences into one powerful trusted profile. Update your details as often as you like and reach new customers through increased search engine visibility.

    DirectoryBug supports local business and is dedicated to helping small business owners gain exposure online. Please help spread the word by sharing this list.

    This list is for US based businesses, though many of these sites will work for businesses in other countries. We are working on expanding this list to include sites for other countries.

    Common relevant search terms for referencing this list of business listing sites. SEO business listing U.S. local listing sites, free local listing sites, U.S. business listing sites, top local listing sites, local directory sites, U.S.A. business listing sites, best business listing sites

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    100 List of Best Small Business ideas for Beginners 2016 #cupcake #business

    #small business ideas

    #

    Do you need ideas to start a profitable online business as an entrepreneur? If YES, here are top 100+ list of best small business ideas for beginners in 2016 with little or no money .

    Starting a business is one of the best decisions that you can take, but on the other hand, if you don’t start the right business for you, then you are likely going to get frustrated and lose your investment. So, it is very important to ensure that you are certain of the business you intend starting before committing your finance and time.

    Although it might be a bit difficult to know the right business to start especially when you are confronted with numerous business ideas and opportunities, but if you consider certain key factors before making your choice, then you would have succeeded in choosing the right business.

    • Kick-Ass Millionaire Mentorship Academy On the 1 st of January 2014, we launched a Business Mentorship Program for serious entrepreneurs that want to learn what it takes to grow from an idea into a private or publicly quoted million dollar company. Admission into this program cost $497 per year but we are giving Free Lifetime Access to Only 100 Readers of ProfitableVenture.comand this offer ends this week (Since 1st of January 2014, we have helped 21,058+ budding entrepreneurs start their own businesses. Let s help you launch your own business ). Click Here Now to Apply for a Free Lifetime Access .

    It is important to state that the right business for Mr. A might not be the right business for Mr. B. The right business is dependent on loads of factors unique to the individual who wants to start a business.

    If you don’t want to make mistake when it comes to starting a business, then you need to carefully access the business opportunities around you and then match it with your skills or in some cases the finance available to you. One good thing about starting the right business is that you will struggle less to achieve results and meet your goals and targets.

    Best Small Business ideas in 2016 for:

    Career Related Business ideas for First Time Entrepreneurs

    Location Based Business ideas for Starters

    Seasonal Business ideas for Dummies

    List of Small Business ideas for Beginners in 2016

    Now let us quickly consider 7 surefire tips that will help you know the right business to start if you truly don’t want to make any mistake in investing your money in the wrong business;

    How to Know the Right Business to Start in 2016

    1. List the Business Opportunities around You

    One of the steps that you are expected to take if you want to know the right business to start is first to list all the business opportunities within your reach. Once you are able to list all the business opportunities around you, it will be easier for you to critically examine them one after the other and then prune it to a minimum number that will make it easier for you to make a choice.

    2. Do a Self Skill Audit

    Another means that will aid you to know the right business to start is to conduct a self skill audit. It is easier to start a business around your skill sets because people perform pretty great when they perform tasks that are in the area of their skill strength. A good skill audit will not only help you discover your skill set, but also help you rate your skills.

    3. Conduct Feasibility Studies

    Once you have been able to stream line the business opportunities or ideas within your disposal, the next step that you should take is to conduct feasibility studies to know what it truly takes to start the business. The truth is that, when you conduct feasibility studies you will be able to discover details about the business you intend starting. The information you will get from your feasibility studies will guide you in choosing the right business.

    4. Ask Loads of Questions

    Another method of knowing the right business to start is to ask loads of questions when you have the opportunities to ask. It is a popular saying that ‘a man who asks questions never misses his way’. As such, ensure that you ask entrepreneurs who are already in the line of the business t loads of questions about the business. You can as well ask people around to know the type of business that they will be willing to patronize.

    5. Enroll in an Entrepreneurial College

    If you are confused and you don’t know the right business to start, then it will pay you to enroll in any entrepreneurial college around you to learn the rudiments of starting and sustaining a business. There are several entrepreneurial schools that an entrepreneur can acquire the right skills to be able to start their own business. You can search online to locate the closest entrepreneurial college in your location.

    6. Understudy Someone Who is Running Same Business That You Intend Starting

    Before making your final decisions on the business to start, it is advisable to understudy someone who is already running the type of business that you intend starting. It will give you a clearer perspective on the business and also you will be able to know the financial commitment required in starting and running such business.

    7. Take a Personality Test

    Starting a business should not based on the viability of the business or the profits you stand to gain in the business, but to know if you are compatible with the business. For example, if you know that you are extremely quiet and you are a core phlegmatic, then starting a sales and marking business might not be the right business for you. It is important to take a personality test to discover your temperament before making your choice on the business to start. You can search online for free personality test or for paid personality test.

    People should not just start a business simply because it is trending and it is also profitable. Loads of people join the bandwagon when it comes to starting a business and they ended up regretting such moves because they ended up getting their fingers burnt.





    The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies #best #business #ideas

    #small companies

    #

    The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies

    Welcome to The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. This is the 16th annual survey and ranking of the cream of Britain’s employers, and its appearance each year is a high-profile event in the nation’s business calendar.

    The data-gathering and analysis used across all sectors are extensive. It’s the staff themselves who fill in the anonymous surveys from which the scores are compiled — a total of 241,361 people filled out questionnaires for this year’s lists — so we’re getting opinions about their bosses, their working conditions and their employer’s values direct from the people whose hard work builds the success of their business, whether they’re lawyers, mechanics or shop assistants.

    And once a company is on the list, they have to work to stay there. In all 925, firms registered to take part in this year’s surveys and there are 79 new entries, displacing those who didn’t make the grade this time.

    Our lists honour:

    ■ The 100 Best Companies to Work For in the mid-size category, (250-3,000 employees).

    ■ The 25 Best Big Companies to Work For (3,000-plus).

    ■ SMEs (50-250 staff) are assessed in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For.

    ■ Public-sector bodies, charities and housing associations are recognised in 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For.

    All these lists can be found any time online at thesundaytimes.co.uk/best100companies

    Congratulations to all the organisations on this year’s lists.

    Dominic O’Connell
    Business editor
    The Sunday Times

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SUNDAY TIMES BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR





    Inspirational Quotes From 100 Famous Business Leaders (Infographic) #print #business #cards

    #business quotes

    #

    Inspirational Quotes From 100 Famous Business Leaders (Infographic)

    On the long, hard road to starting and growing a business, it can be easy to want to give up. You need support along the way, not just from friends and loved ones, but from people who ve been down the same road before. You need inspiration.

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    When you innovate, you ve got to be prepared for people telling you that you are nuts, says Larry Ellison, the founder of Oracle.

    Never give up. Today is hard, tomorrow will be worse, but the day after tomorrow will be sunshine, says Jack Ma, the founder of the Chinese ecommerce megaloth Alibaba.

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    100 List of Best Small Business ideas for Beginners 2016 #business #phone

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    Do you need ideas to start a profitable online business as an entrepreneur? If YES, here are top 100+ list of best small business ideas for beginners in 2016 with little or no money .

    Starting a business is one of the best decisions that you can take, but on the other hand, if you don’t start the right business for you, then you are likely going to get frustrated and lose your investment. So, it is very important to ensure that you are certain of the business you intend starting before committing your finance and time.

    Although it might be a bit difficult to know the right business to start especially when you are confronted with numerous business ideas and opportunities, but if you consider certain key factors before making your choice, then you would have succeeded in choosing the right business.

    • Kick-Ass Millionaire Mentorship Academy On the 1 st of January 2014, we launched a Business Mentorship Program for serious entrepreneurs that want to learn what it takes to grow from an idea into a private or publicly quoted million dollar company. Admission into this program cost $497 per year but we are giving Free Lifetime Access to Only 100 Readers of ProfitableVenture.comand this offer ends this week (Since 1st of January 2014, we have helped 21,058+ budding entrepreneurs start their own businesses. Let s help you launch your own business ). Click Here Now to Apply for a Free Lifetime Access .

    It is important to state that the right business for Mr. A might not be the right business for Mr. B. The right business is dependent on loads of factors unique to the individual who wants to start a business.

    If you don’t want to make mistake when it comes to starting a business, then you need to carefully access the business opportunities around you and then match it with your skills or in some cases the finance available to you. One good thing about starting the right business is that you will struggle less to achieve results and meet your goals and targets.

    Best Small Business ideas in 2016 for:

    Career Related Business ideas for First Time Entrepreneurs

    Location Based Business ideas for Starters

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    List of Small Business ideas for Beginners in 2016

    Now let us quickly consider 7 surefire tips that will help you know the right business to start if you truly don’t want to make any mistake in investing your money in the wrong business;

    How to Know the Right Business to Start in 2016

    1. List the Business Opportunities around You

    One of the steps that you are expected to take if you want to know the right business to start is first to list all the business opportunities within your reach. Once you are able to list all the business opportunities around you, it will be easier for you to critically examine them one after the other and then prune it to a minimum number that will make it easier for you to make a choice.

    2. Do a Self Skill Audit

    Another means that will aid you to know the right business to start is to conduct a self skill audit. It is easier to start a business around your skill sets because people perform pretty great when they perform tasks that are in the area of their skill strength. A good skill audit will not only help you discover your skill set, but also help you rate your skills.

    3. Conduct Feasibility Studies

    Once you have been able to stream line the business opportunities or ideas within your disposal, the next step that you should take is to conduct feasibility studies to know what it truly takes to start the business. The truth is that, when you conduct feasibility studies you will be able to discover details about the business you intend starting. The information you will get from your feasibility studies will guide you in choosing the right business.

    4. Ask Loads of Questions

    Another method of knowing the right business to start is to ask loads of questions when you have the opportunities to ask. It is a popular saying that ‘a man who asks questions never misses his way’. As such, ensure that you ask entrepreneurs who are already in the line of the business t loads of questions about the business. You can as well ask people around to know the type of business that they will be willing to patronize.

    5. Enroll in an Entrepreneurial College

    If you are confused and you don’t know the right business to start, then it will pay you to enroll in any entrepreneurial college around you to learn the rudiments of starting and sustaining a business. There are several entrepreneurial schools that an entrepreneur can acquire the right skills to be able to start their own business. You can search online to locate the closest entrepreneurial college in your location.

    6. Understudy Someone Who is Running Same Business That You Intend Starting

    Before making your final decisions on the business to start, it is advisable to understudy someone who is already running the type of business that you intend starting. It will give you a clearer perspective on the business and also you will be able to know the financial commitment required in starting and running such business.

    7. Take a Personality Test

    Starting a business should not based on the viability of the business or the profits you stand to gain in the business, but to know if you are compatible with the business. For example, if you know that you are extremely quiet and you are a core phlegmatic, then starting a sales and marking business might not be the right business for you. It is important to take a personality test to discover your temperament before making your choice on the business to start. You can search online for free personality test or for paid personality test.

    People should not just start a business simply because it is trending and it is also profitable. Loads of people join the bandwagon when it comes to starting a business and they ended up regretting such moves because they ended up getting their fingers burnt.





    CINCINNATI BUSINESS COURIER – One of Cincinnati’s largest private companies adding 100

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    One of Cincinnati’s largest private companies adding 100 jobs

    The Cincinnati Business Courier recently published an article about TP Mechanical. The piece highlights the addition of a third shift and the expansion of the apprenticeship program that will add 100 jobs in the next couple of years.

    Read the article on the Cincinnati Business Courier website. You must be a subscriber to view the full content.

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    100 Best Small Companies in America #cottage #industry #ideas

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    For the first time, 24/7 Wall St. presents the 100 Best Small Companies in America. To be considered, companies had to be publicly traded with more than $5 million and less than $1 billion in revenue. 24/7 Wall St.’s inaugural 100 Best Small Companies in America is comprised of America’s best publicly traded companies marked by outsized revenue, growth and innovation. Data for the analysis was provided by S P Capital IQ.

    The initial list based on the universe of public corporations with less than $1 billion in revenue. These companies are among the best for their size because they have increased revenue over the period covered by our analysis. Their relatively small sizes and robust sales expansion rates also makes it likely many will continue to grow even further, if the record of public company expansion is any example. Past growth does not mean all of these firms will prosper, but most on this list have been consistently profitable, which adds to the chances of future progress.

    Small companies, our research shows, usually have one or two specialized divisions and are focused on one core market. For instance, Steve Madden, True Religion and rue 21 have all carved out a niche segment in the apparel and footwear market. Their lack of diversity could be a drawback because the companies rely completely on one set of products, but it can also mean that management can be laser focused on a single opportunity.

    Another industry which is well represented on this list is niche healthcare. Once again, most of the firms in this sector which made the list are in only one business. Mesa Labs makes manufacturing quality control products for medical devices. It is a narrow market, and there is no guarantee that a large device manufacturer might not attack the same sector. Bio-Reference Laboratories provides testing services. Cantel Medical provides infection prevention and control devices. This infection prevention business appears to be a relatively small one, but the overall medical industry in the US is expanding at such a rapid rate and regulations are changing so quickly that some of these companies will prosper because of these changes. Given the state of American healthcare costs, not many people would be surprised to see healthcare firms on a list of fast growing companies

    These corporations are also often willing to take calculated risks, in some case, as they strive to expand their bases. Retailers are a good example. Steve Madden, one of our companies, was started in 1990 with $1,100. The company has consistently added lines of apparel since then to increase revenue

    Another reason to create this list is that 24/7 Wall St. recognizes that smaller companies continue to be a backbone of job growth. Corporations that are highly successful are roadmaps for the sort of industries, managements, and products and services which have done well recently. As recent access to capital has improved compared with access during the recession, well targeted and well run smaller businesses stand a much better chance of doing extremely well because they can tap pools of funding. Methodology: We ranked these companies largely based on their growth rates as well as on how they have performed financially in the recent past. The pace of these growth rates allowed us to make a final selection and rank the companies when growth was combined with eight other categories. The 100 companies on our list had a median 20% sales growth and 30% earnings per share growth over the last 12 months. Similarly, the median stock price return for the latest year for this group was 16%, which is double the return of the S P 500 index over the same time.

    While stock market performance is one of our ranking criteria, we did not remove companies for poor performance because smaller companies tend to have greater price swings than the overall market. We should point out that this is not an investment list for value seekers. Maintaining these lofty growth rates is not an easy task.

    S P Capital IQ provided us with corporate information, financial data and rankings based on a series of metrics. We started with a universe of 1,200 publicly traded, small companies, which we defined as having between $5 million and $1 billion in revenue over the last 12 months. To narrow this group down, we required that sales growth, earnings per share growth and return on equity to be greater than zero for both the latest 12 months and over the companies’ last five fiscal years. We also excluded companies whose stock price is lower than $5.This brought the size of the list to 164

    The criteria we used to allow us to winnow the list to 100 companies based on a few items which included stock price. We then assigned a rank based on all of the above growth metrics and stock price returns over one and five years. For companies whose shares were not traded for five years, we used annualized figures from their first trade date. From these category rankings, each company was given an overall score that was used to produce the list.

    The financial data below is from the latest available reporting period and price change is as of March 21, 2012.





    Top 100 Universities in the World: Best Colleges #top #100 #universities, #top


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    Our list of top 100 universities and colleges in the world is displayed below. This top colleges and universities list has been created after careful consideration and evaluation of numerous factors, including reputation, competitiveness, admissions criteria, etc. Like all lists of best universities and colleges, the criteria used to determine rank is somewhat subjective. We highly recommend that you use our list of top 100 universities and colleges as a rough guide.

    Best Universities in the World

    Name of University

    University of Oxford

    University of Cambridge

    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    University of California, Berkeley

    California Institute of Technology

    University of Chicago

    University of California, San Diego

    University of California, Los Angeles

    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    University of Washington, Seattle

    University of California, San Francisco

    University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

    Imperial College London

    Johns Hopkins University

    University of Toronto

    University College London

    University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign

    Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich

    Washington University, St. Louis

    New York University

    University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

    University of Colorado, Boulder

    University of California, Santa Barbara

    University of British Columbia

    University of Maryland, College Park

    University of Texas, Austin

    University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center

    Pennsylvania State University, University Park

    University of California, Davis

    University of California, Irvine

    University of Paris 06

    University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh

    University of Southern California

    Rutgers State University, New Brunswick

    University of Manchester

    Karolinska Institute, Stockholm

    University of Munich

    Technical University of Munich

    University of Florida

    University of Edinburgh

    Australian National University

    Carnegie Mellon University

    University of Copenhagen

    University of Zurich

    Hebrew University, Jerusalem

    University of Bristol

    University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

    Ohio State University, Columbus

    University of Paris 11

    University of Sheffield

    University of Heidelberg

    University of Oslo

    Case Western Reserve University

    Moscow State University

    University of Leiden

    Purdue University, West Lafayette

    University of Helsinki

    University of Rochester

    University of Melbourne

    University of Nottingham

    University of Arizona

    Michigan State University

    King’s College London

    University of Basel

    University of Goettingen

    Texas A M University, College Station

    Tokyo Institute of Technology

    University of Birmingham

    University of Utah

    University of Freiburg

    University of Iowa

    University of Strasbourg 1

    Ecole Normale Super Paris

    Indiana University, Bloomington

    Arizona State University Tempe

    University of Rome La Sapienza

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    UK entrepreneurs top 100: From Richard Branson to Edwina Dunn, these are

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    UK entrepreneurs top 100: From Richard Branson to Edwina Dunn, these are the most influential business founders in the UK on social media

    Richard Branson, Victoria Beckham and Brent Hoberman all made the cut (Source: Getty, Official LeWeb Photos on Flickr)

    Emma Haslett, Harriet Green

    Whether you re an aspiring entrepreneur or have spent years building a business, you could do worse than to hear the stories of those who ve been through it all before.

    So we ve put together a list of the UK s best and brightest at building businesses to get you inspired – from those who are near the beginning of the process, to some of the UK s most experienced entrepreneurs.

    Our entrepreneurs list is based on active users of Twitter and their Klout scores, which takes into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook. Google Plus, LinkedIn. Instagram, Foursquare and Wikipedia.

    This list is no longer being updated. It was last updated on Friday 15th July 2016.





    Top 100 Business Blogs and Their Most Popular Articles #stock #prices

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    Top 100 Business Blogs and Their Most Popular Articles

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    After researching for more than two weeks, it s finally done! Here are the best 100 business blogs about ecommerce, SEO, conversions and marketing, and the most popular articles from each one. It s a comprehensive list of tremendous resources, so please make sure you bookmark it for later reference if you don t have 48h straight to binge it right now. Also, please consider to tweet or share it on Facebook if you think it s a valuable resource.

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    Britain s Top 100 entrepreneurs #entrepreneurial #ideas

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    Britain’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2015

    This year’s top spot on our list goes to Simon and Bobby Arora, who’ve built their bargain homewares chain B M into a billion pound success story. They are joined by entrepreneurs in everything from aviation and drinks to soft toys and software.

    If Britain is to continue to prosper amid the spreading shockwaves of the great China economic slowdown, it’s going to need all the help it can get from its energetic army of entrepreneurs. Happily our 10th MT survey of Britain’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs and family businesses shows that in the last five years, from the depth of the downturn until last year, the nation’s self-made businessmen and women have been performing heroically, growing their operations, taking on staff and generating much-needed cash for both their local economies and the country.

    So our Top 100 have seen staff numbers shoot up by nearly 85,000 in the last five years to over 164,000. This near-107% rise is much sharper than in previous years, justifying the view that our best entrepreneurs are the economy’s real job creators. And job creation is one of the crucial measures we use in ranking our Top 100.

    The other of course is turnover growth, reflecting the economic activity they generate. This year our 100 entrepreneurs had a total turnover of 26.35bn, up from 12.898bn five years ago.

    This represents a 104.3% increase – great news for UK plc, but perhaps a note of caution should come here. This is the first time since we started doing the Top 100 that the overall growth in employment has been greater than the comparable growth figure for turnover. It may help explain why the British productivity record has been so lamentable in recent years, with an 18% lag behind our competitors. Quite simply the entrepreneurs collectively are not getting as much out of each staff member in output terms.

    But behind the macroeconomic numbers are some pretty impressive individual performances, none more so than this year’s number one – the Arora brothers (pictured) of discount homewares chain B M. Simon, the Cambridge-educated ex-McKinsey man, and his younger brother Bobby, who has a market trader’s nose for a bargain and pricing, have in the last decade built up a group that is now the envy of the discount retail world, valued by the stock market at around 3.2bn. More importantly for UK plc, in the last five years, B M’s remorseless expansion has seen its staff numbers jump by over 200% to 19,462. That must be a welcome boost in its Merseyside heartland where it has its headquarters.

    This is matched by their track record in growing sales, up by 206% in the same period. But they are not alone in this respect. Our joint second place entries, 32-year-old Nitin Passi of the Missguided online fashion group and the Coates siblings – Denise and John – through their Bet365 online gaming operation, are just as effective when it comes to expansion. Passi has invested in a new headquarters in Manchester which, with all the trappings of an internet operation, is regarded as the coolest in the city. He reckons it will motivate his growing staff to make Missguided a 1bn business in five years. Few would bet against him, or the nine others from Britain’s thriving Asian business community who make our list.

    Excellent progress this may be, but sadly we can’t say the same about the number of female entrepreneurs in the Top 100. There are 17 women listed, but only two, including Denise Coates of course, make the top 20. Last year’s celebrity winner, fashion entrepreneur Victoria Beckham. has not produced any new accounts and so cannot be considered this time around.

    There are of course some fabulous women entrepreneurs who have developed businesses of the scale to make it into the Top 100, including Chrissie Rucker of the White Company, Margaret Barbour and Vivienne Westwood. But despite having trawled Companies House for the accounts that provide the underpinning of our research, there are just not enough. Perhaps this is a deficiency which the current crop of twentysomething female entrepreneurs like Kathryn Parsons of Decoded and Smruti Sriram of Supreme Creations will address in future lists – after all, the wealth which is one of our core criteria typically takes many years to accrue.

    In the meantime, the aforementioned Bet365 founder and co-CEO Denise Coates is our highest placed woman and flies the flag ably for women in business. A bookie’s daughter, she certainly knows a good bet when she sees one. Coates has masterminded a near doubling of profits to over 400m in the Stoke-based firm’s latest accounts. And her business acumen extends to looking after her employees, too – she plans to turn what’s left of Josiah Wedgwood’s famous Etruria Works into a children’s day nursery, a facility bound to be welcomed by the firm’s working parents.

    The north-south divide may be ever-present, but encouragingly there are a fair crop of regional entrepreneurs working to close it. The South West has 14, the North West 13 and Yorkshire 12.

    But the South East still remains top, with 33 names. Encouragingly for the government’s efforts to re-balance British business towards manufacturing, the march of the Top 100 makers is going at full tilt. Thirteen of the Top 100 are industrialists of one sort or another, with another 21 in high-tech sectors like the internet, software, telecoms and computing. They include Sir James Dyson of the ubiquitous bagless vacuum, whose firm is rapidly moving into new markets. Smaller but growing steadily are the likes of Melett, built up by Ian and Nicola Warhurst, which makes turbocharger repair kits for cars, and exports 90% of its output, with a growing market in China.

    One of our measures of how well our entrepreneurs are doing comes from a valuation of their stake in the business and other assets, based on the stock market values if quoted or in line with those values for those who run a private company. Such valuations, of course, come with many caveats but serve as a rough and ready guide. Collectively the Top 100 are, by our reckoning, worth 24.5bn, a whisker below last year’s 25bn total.

    This may reflect the general fragility of markets worldwide at present. But the one fact that unites all our 100 is their demonstrable record of success. They are the best hope for Britain to enjoy a sustained recovery with more jobs – and more prosperity – to come.

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    UK entrepreneurs top 100: From Richard Branson to Edwina Dunn, these are

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    UK entrepreneurs top 100: From Richard Branson to Edwina Dunn, these are the most influential business founders in the UK on social media

    Richard Branson, Victoria Beckham and Brent Hoberman all made the cut (Source: Getty, Official LeWeb Photos on Flickr)

    Emma Haslett, Harriet Green

    Whether you re an aspiring entrepreneur or have spent years building a business, you could do worse than to hear the stories of those who ve been through it all before.

    So we ve put together a list of the UK s best and brightest at building businesses to get you inspired – from those who are near the beginning of the process, to some of the UK s most experienced entrepreneurs.

    Our entrepreneurs list is based on active users of Twitter and their Klout scores, which takes into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook. Google Plus, LinkedIn. Instagram, Foursquare and Wikipedia.

    This list is no longer being updated. It was last updated on Friday 15th July 2016.





    100 Best Small Companies in America #running #a #small #business

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    For the first time, 24/7 Wall St. presents the 100 Best Small Companies in America. To be considered, companies had to be publicly traded with more than $5 million and less than $1 billion in revenue. 24/7 Wall St.’s inaugural 100 Best Small Companies in America is comprised of America’s best publicly traded companies marked by outsized revenue, growth and innovation. Data for the analysis was provided by S P Capital IQ.

    The initial list based on the universe of public corporations with less than $1 billion in revenue. These companies are among the best for their size because they have increased revenue over the period covered by our analysis. Their relatively small sizes and robust sales expansion rates also makes it likely many will continue to grow even further, if the record of public company expansion is any example. Past growth does not mean all of these firms will prosper, but most on this list have been consistently profitable, which adds to the chances of future progress.

    Small companies, our research shows, usually have one or two specialized divisions and are focused on one core market. For instance, Steve Madden, True Religion and rue 21 have all carved out a niche segment in the apparel and footwear market. Their lack of diversity could be a drawback because the companies rely completely on one set of products, but it can also mean that management can be laser focused on a single opportunity.

    Another industry which is well represented on this list is niche healthcare. Once again, most of the firms in this sector which made the list are in only one business. Mesa Labs makes manufacturing quality control products for medical devices. It is a narrow market, and there is no guarantee that a large device manufacturer might not attack the same sector. Bio-Reference Laboratories provides testing services. Cantel Medical provides infection prevention and control devices. This infection prevention business appears to be a relatively small one, but the overall medical industry in the US is expanding at such a rapid rate and regulations are changing so quickly that some of these companies will prosper because of these changes. Given the state of American healthcare costs, not many people would be surprised to see healthcare firms on a list of fast growing companies

    These corporations are also often willing to take calculated risks, in some case, as they strive to expand their bases. Retailers are a good example. Steve Madden, one of our companies, was started in 1990 with $1,100. The company has consistently added lines of apparel since then to increase revenue

    Another reason to create this list is that 24/7 Wall St. recognizes that smaller companies continue to be a backbone of job growth. Corporations that are highly successful are roadmaps for the sort of industries, managements, and products and services which have done well recently. As recent access to capital has improved compared with access during the recession, well targeted and well run smaller businesses stand a much better chance of doing extremely well because they can tap pools of funding. Methodology: We ranked these companies largely based on their growth rates as well as on how they have performed financially in the recent past. The pace of these growth rates allowed us to make a final selection and rank the companies when growth was combined with eight other categories. The 100 companies on our list had a median 20% sales growth and 30% earnings per share growth over the last 12 months. Similarly, the median stock price return for the latest year for this group was 16%, which is double the return of the S P 500 index over the same time.

    While stock market performance is one of our ranking criteria, we did not remove companies for poor performance because smaller companies tend to have greater price swings than the overall market. We should point out that this is not an investment list for value seekers. Maintaining these lofty growth rates is not an easy task.

    S P Capital IQ provided us with corporate information, financial data and rankings based on a series of metrics. We started with a universe of 1,200 publicly traded, small companies, which we defined as having between $5 million and $1 billion in revenue over the last 12 months. To narrow this group down, we required that sales growth, earnings per share growth and return on equity to be greater than zero for both the latest 12 months and over the companies’ last five fiscal years. We also excluded companies whose stock price is lower than $5.This brought the size of the list to 164

    The criteria we used to allow us to winnow the list to 100 companies based on a few items which included stock price. We then assigned a rank based on all of the above growth metrics and stock price returns over one and five years. For companies whose shares were not traded for five years, we used annualized figures from their first trade date. From these category rankings, each company was given an overall score that was used to produce the list.

    The financial data below is from the latest available reporting period and price change is as of March 21, 2012.





    The 100 Best Business Books of All Time – In The Books

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    The 100 Best Business Books of All Time


    Thousands of business books are published every year Here are the best of the best. Now updated, with more than ten new books reviewed.

    The 100 Best Business Books of All Time was written by two former leaders of 800-CEO-READ, Jack Covert and Todd Sattersten, with its current leader, Sally Haldorson. Originally published in 2009, The 100 Best is a guide to essential business reading for leaders, managers, and employees alike. If you want to grow, innovate, sell, lead, discover, and strategize, the books in The 100 Best are the ones to help you achieve your goals.

    ABOUT THE 100 BEST

    After years of reading, evaluating, and selling business books, 800-CEO-READ is the most respected expert on the category. Now they have chosen the 100 best business titles of all time the ones that deliver the biggest payoff for today’s busy readers.

    The 100 Best puts each book in context, so that readers can quickly find solutions to the problems they face, such as how best to spend The First 90 Days in a new job or how to take their company from Good to Great. Many of the choices are surprising you ll find reviews of Moneyball and Orbiting the Giant Hairball. but not Jack Welch s memoir.

    At the end of each review, Jack and Todd direct readers to other books both inside and outside The 100 Best. And sprinkled throughout are sidebars taking the reader beyond business books, suggesting movies, novels, and even children’s books that offer equally relevant insights.

    This book will appeal to anyone, from entry-level to CEO, who wants to cut through the clutter and discover the brilliant books that are truly worth their investment of time and money.

    Get a feel for the book. Get a feel for the book. Start with the introduction (download the PDF ). Then check out a review from both of us: with a review from both Jack and Todd:

    And to get a feel for the layout of the book, check out the book’s “lost” chapter, which contains a collection of Industry book reviews. (Download the PDF )

    ABOUT THE AUTHORS

    Now retired, Jack Covert is the founder of and former president of 800-CEO-READ. now an independent company, but longtime partner of the Harry W. Schwartz Bookshops. Hired twenty-five years ago by the late David Schwartz to promote business and computer books to the Milwaukee business community, Jack used his considerable sales skills and innate business acumen to grow that 3-shelf business section into a 7 million dollar specialty business book retailer.

    Todd Sattersten currently runs BizBookLab. a company that identifies, develops, and launches business books around the world from Portland, Oregon. Previously, he was president of 800-CEO-READ, spent six years at GE, and three years working with his father in the family sheet metal fabrication business. Todd received his BS in mechanical engineering from Michigan Technological University and his MBA from Marquette University.

    Sally Haldorson is the General Manager of 800-CEO-READ and has worked for the company in many different roles for twenty years. She has an M.A. in English and Creative Writing, and lives in Milwaukee, WI with her husband and son.

    THE CHAPTERS OF THE 100 BEST





    100 (Really) Creative Business Cards #stock #market #quotes

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    100 (Really) Creative Business Cards

    Whichever business you re in, and especially for anyone in the field of design, such as web designers, a business card can be as important as your website identity.

    A business card creates a physical connection and bond between you or your business and your customers.

    Just like in a website, business cards can become great interactive elements, but with the added ability to have real textures, different materials and shapes.

    In this article, we ll take a look at 100 truly outstanding business card designs which show that there are truly no limits to the design of a business card.

    Which ones are your favorites? How important is a business card for you? Please share your comments with us

    By Walter Apai

    Walter Apai is a web designer from Vancouver, Canada who runs and owns the popular WebdesignerDepot.com blogs. He’s also a successful business entrepreneur running multiple websites and businesses. More articles by Walter Apai





    The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies #business #magazines

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    The Sunday Times Best 100 Companies

    Welcome to The Sunday Times 100 Best Companies to Work For. This is the 16th annual survey and ranking of the cream of Britain’s employers, and its appearance each year is a high-profile event in the nation’s business calendar.

    The data-gathering and analysis used across all sectors are extensive. It’s the staff themselves who fill in the anonymous surveys from which the scores are compiled — a total of 241,361 people filled out questionnaires for this year’s lists — so we’re getting opinions about their bosses, their working conditions and their employer’s values direct from the people whose hard work builds the success of their business, whether they’re lawyers, mechanics or shop assistants.

    And once a company is on the list, they have to work to stay there. In all 925, firms registered to take part in this year’s surveys and there are 79 new entries, displacing those who didn’t make the grade this time.

    Our lists honour:

    ■ The 100 Best Companies to Work For in the mid-size category, (250-3,000 employees).

    ■ The 25 Best Big Companies to Work For (3,000-plus).

    ■ SMEs (50-250 staff) are assessed in The Sunday Times 100 Best Small Companies to Work For.

    ■ Public-sector bodies, charities and housing associations are recognised in 100 Best Not-for-Profit Organisations to Work For.

    All these lists can be found any time online at thesundaytimes.co.uk/best100companies

    Congratulations to all the organisations on this year’s lists.

    Dominic O’Connell
    Business editor
    The Sunday Times

    FIND OUT MORE ABOUT THE SUNDAY TIMES BEST COMPANIES TO WORK FOR





    UK entrepreneurs top 100: From Richard Branson to Edwina Dunn, these are

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    UK entrepreneurs top 100: From Richard Branson to Edwina Dunn, these are the most influential business founders in the UK on social media

    Richard Branson, Victoria Beckham and Brent Hoberman all made the cut (Source: Getty, Official LeWeb Photos on Flickr)

    Emma Haslett, Harriet Green

    Whether you re an aspiring entrepreneur or have spent years building a business, you could do worse than to hear the stories of those who ve been through it all before.

    So we ve put together a list of the UK s best and brightest at building businesses to get you inspired – from those who are near the beginning of the process, to some of the UK s most experienced entrepreneurs.

    Our entrepreneurs list is based on active users of Twitter and their Klout scores, which takes into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook. Google Plus, LinkedIn. Instagram, Foursquare and Wikipedia.

    This list is no longer being updated. It was last updated on Friday 15th July 2016.





    The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings – Naveen Jindal School

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    Research Rankings Overview

    The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management has created a database to track publications in 24 leading business journals. The database contains titles and author affiliations of papers published in these journals since 1990. The information in the database is used to provide the top 100 business school rankings since 1990 based on the total contributions of faculty.

    Additionally, the database can also be searched by:

    • Any journal or combination of journals between the time period 1990 to date to get a ranking of schools
    • School name to see a list of publications by a school for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
    • Author name to see a list of publications by an author for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
    • Key phrase in article name to see a list of publications containing that phrase for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date

    The Jindal School of Management maintains and keeps this website current to provide timely data on research productivity in leading research journals across major disciplines in business schools. The school has worked hard to ensure data integrity, but as with any project of this type where the affiliation data is not always clear, some errors may exist. If you spot an error, please send us the corrections at Top 100 Admin.

    List of Journals

    The Accounting Review

    Journal of Accounting and Economics

    Strategic Management Journal

    Methodology

    UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management provides a tool to study research contributions based on publications in 24 leading journals in major business disciplines. The database contains author and affiliation information on all papers published in these journals since 1990. Authors affiliations are recorded at the time of the paper publication.

    A single-authored paper results in the school of affiliation being credited with a score of 1. If there are multiple authors from different schools, each school gets a score of p/n, where p is the number of authors from the same school and there are a total of n authors on the article. If an author lists multiple affiliations, each of the schools that author is affiliated with gets a corresponding scaled score. For example, if one of the n authors lists m affiliations, each school that author is affiliated with gets a score of 1/nm.

    The database can be searched by any period between 1990 to the current year for any combination of journals, resulting in aggregated scores for schools. This provides a clear picture of contributions from each school for the selected journals and time period. One can also search the database by school names, author names and key phrases in the title.

    The Jindal School of Management also provides a ranking of the top 100 schools in North America and worldwide based on publications in all 24 journals for the last five-year time period. The school also provides links to prior rankings starting with the period 2000-2004.

    Disclaimer

    Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the nature and diversity in which author affiliation information is provided in the journals sometimes make it hard to categorize and report the information accurately. UT Dallas Jindal School of Management has attempted to verify information using the web when possible.

    While searching for articles, author names are provided in the search results. They are not listed in the sequence specified in the published paper. Also note that when information on authors is provided, if the same author is listed twice, it indicates that the author has listed multiple affiliations.

    If you believe there is an error in the information provided, please send specific information to the administrator.

    The Naveen Jindal School of Management appreciates your input to this ongoing research effort.





    UK entrepreneurs top 100: From Richard Branson to Edwina Dunn, these are

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    UK entrepreneurs top 100: From Richard Branson to Edwina Dunn, these are the most influential business founders in the UK on social media

    Richard Branson, Victoria Beckham and Brent Hoberman all made the cut (Source: Getty, Official LeWeb Photos on Flickr)

    Emma Haslett, Harriet Green

    Whether you re an aspiring entrepreneur or have spent years building a business, you could do worse than to hear the stories of those who ve been through it all before.

    So we ve put together a list of the UK s best and brightest at building businesses to get you inspired – from those who are near the beginning of the process, to some of the UK s most experienced entrepreneurs.

    Our entrepreneurs list is based on active users of Twitter and their Klout scores, which takes into account various metrics from Twitter, Facebook. Google Plus, LinkedIn. Instagram, Foursquare and Wikipedia.

    This list is no longer being updated. It was last updated on Friday 15th July 2016.





    The UTD Top 100 Business School Research Rankings – Naveen Jindal School

    #business school rankings

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    Research Rankings Overview

    The UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management has created a database to track publications in 24 leading business journals. The database contains titles and author affiliations of papers published in these journals since 1990. The information in the database is used to provide the top 100 business school rankings since 1990 based on the total contributions of faculty.

    Additionally, the database can also be searched by:

    • Any journal or combination of journals between the time period 1990 to date to get a ranking of schools
    • School name to see a list of publications by a school for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
    • Author name to see a list of publications by an author for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date
    • Key phrase in article name to see a list of publications containing that phrase for any combination of journals and time period between 1990 to date

    The Jindal School of Management maintains and keeps this website current to provide timely data on research productivity in leading research journals across major disciplines in business schools. The school has worked hard to ensure data integrity, but as with any project of this type where the affiliation data is not always clear, some errors may exist. If you spot an error, please send us the corrections at Top 100 Admin.

    List of Journals

    The Accounting Review

    Journal of Accounting and Economics

    Strategic Management Journal

    Methodology

    UT Dallas Naveen Jindal School of Management provides a tool to study research contributions based on publications in 24 leading journals in major business disciplines. The database contains author and affiliation information on all papers published in these journals since 1990. Authors affiliations are recorded at the time of the paper publication.

    A single-authored paper results in the school of affiliation being credited with a score of 1. If there are multiple authors from different schools, each school gets a score of p/n, where p is the number of authors from the same school and there are a total of n authors on the article. If an author lists multiple affiliations, each of the schools that author is affiliated with gets a corresponding scaled score. For example, if one of the n authors lists m affiliations, each school that author is affiliated with gets a score of 1/nm.

    The database can be searched by any period between 1990 to the current year for any combination of journals, resulting in aggregated scores for schools. This provides a clear picture of contributions from each school for the selected journals and time period. One can also search the database by school names, author names and key phrases in the title.

    The Jindal School of Management also provides a ranking of the top 100 schools in North America and worldwide based on publications in all 24 journals for the last five-year time period. The school also provides links to prior rankings starting with the period 2000-2004.

    Disclaimer

    Although every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of the information, the nature and diversity in which author affiliation information is provided in the journals sometimes make it hard to categorize and report the information accurately. UT Dallas Jindal School of Management has attempted to verify information using the web when possible.

    While searching for articles, author names are provided in the search results. They are not listed in the sequence specified in the published paper. Also note that when information on authors is provided, if the same author is listed twice, it indicates that the author has listed multiple affiliations.

    If you believe there is an error in the information provided, please send specific information to the administrator.

    The Naveen Jindal School of Management appreciates your input to this ongoing research effort.





    Britain s Top 100 entrepreneurs #internet #business #ideas

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    Britain’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs 2015

    This year’s top spot on our list goes to Simon and Bobby Arora, who’ve built their bargain homewares chain B M into a billion pound success story. They are joined by entrepreneurs in everything from aviation and drinks to soft toys and software.

    If Britain is to continue to prosper amid the spreading shockwaves of the great China economic slowdown, it’s going to need all the help it can get from its energetic army of entrepreneurs. Happily our 10th MT survey of Britain’s Top 100 Entrepreneurs and family businesses shows that in the last five years, from the depth of the downturn until last year, the nation’s self-made businessmen and women have been performing heroically, growing their operations, taking on staff and generating much-needed cash for both their local economies and the country.

    So our Top 100 have seen staff numbers shoot up by nearly 85,000 in the last five years to over 164,000. This near-107% rise is much sharper than in previous years, justifying the view that our best entrepreneurs are the economy’s real job creators. And job creation is one of the crucial measures we use in ranking our Top 100.

    The other of course is turnover growth, reflecting the economic activity they generate. This year our 100 entrepreneurs had a total turnover of 26.35bn, up from 12.898bn five years ago.

    This represents a 104.3% increase – great news for UK plc, but perhaps a note of caution should come here. This is the first time since we started doing the Top 100 that the overall growth in employment has been greater than the comparable growth figure for turnover. It may help explain why the British productivity record has been so lamentable in recent years, with an 18% lag behind our competitors. Quite simply the entrepreneurs collectively are not getting as much out of each staff member in output terms.

    But behind the macroeconomic numbers are some pretty impressive individual performances, none more so than this year’s number one – the Arora brothers (pictured) of discount homewares chain B M. Simon, the Cambridge-educated ex-McKinsey man, and his younger brother Bobby, who has a market trader’s nose for a bargain and pricing, have in the last decade built up a group that is now the envy of the discount retail world, valued by the stock market at around 3.2bn. More importantly for UK plc, in the last five years, B M’s remorseless expansion has seen its staff numbers jump by over 200% to 19,462. That must be a welcome boost in its Merseyside heartland where it has its headquarters.

    This is matched by their track record in growing sales, up by 206% in the same period. But they are not alone in this respect. Our joint second place entries, 32-year-old Nitin Passi of the Missguided online fashion group and the Coates siblings – Denise and John – through their Bet365 online gaming operation, are just as effective when it comes to expansion. Passi has invested in a new headquarters in Manchester which, with all the trappings of an internet operation, is regarded as the coolest in the city. He reckons it will motivate his growing staff to make Missguided a 1bn business in five years. Few would bet against him, or the nine others from Britain’s thriving Asian business community who make our list.

    Excellent progress this may be, but sadly we can’t say the same about the number of female entrepreneurs in the Top 100. There are 17 women listed, but only two, including Denise Coates of course, make the top 20. Last year’s celebrity winner, fashion entrepreneur Victoria Beckham. has not produced any new accounts and so cannot be considered this time around.

    There are of course some fabulous women entrepreneurs who have developed businesses of the scale to make it into the Top 100, including Chrissie Rucker of the White Company, Margaret Barbour and Vivienne Westwood. But despite having trawled Companies House for the accounts that provide the underpinning of our research, there are just not enough. Perhaps this is a deficiency which the current crop of twentysomething female entrepreneurs like Kathryn Parsons of Decoded and Smruti Sriram of Supreme Creations will address in future lists – after all, the wealth which is one of our core criteria typically takes many years to accrue.

    In the meantime, the aforementioned Bet365 founder and co-CEO Denise Coates is our highest placed woman and flies the flag ably for women in business. A bookie’s daughter, she certainly knows a good bet when she sees one. Coates has masterminded a near doubling of profits to over 400m in the Stoke-based firm’s latest accounts. And her business acumen extends to looking after her employees, too – she plans to turn what’s left of Josiah Wedgwood’s famous Etruria Works into a children’s day nursery, a facility bound to be welcomed by the firm’s working parents.

    The north-south divide may be ever-present, but encouragingly there are a fair crop of regional entrepreneurs working to close it. The South West has 14, the North West 13 and Yorkshire 12.

    But the South East still remains top, with 33 names. Encouragingly for the government’s efforts to re-balance British business towards manufacturing, the march of the Top 100 makers is going at full tilt. Thirteen of the Top 100 are industrialists of one sort or another, with another 21 in high-tech sectors like the internet, software, telecoms and computing. They include Sir James Dyson of the ubiquitous bagless vacuum, whose firm is rapidly moving into new markets. Smaller but growing steadily are the likes of Melett, built up by Ian and Nicola Warhurst, which makes turbocharger repair kits for cars, and exports 90% of its output, with a growing market in China.

    One of our measures of how well our entrepreneurs are doing comes from a valuation of their stake in the business and other assets, based on the stock market values if quoted or in line with those values for those who run a private company. Such valuations, of course, come with many caveats but serve as a rough and ready guide. Collectively the Top 100 are, by our reckoning, worth 24.5bn, a whisker below last year’s 25bn total.

    This may reflect the general fragility of markets worldwide at present. But the one fact that unites all our 100 is their demonstrable record of success. They are the best hope for Britain to enjoy a sustained recovery with more jobs – and more prosperity – to come.

    Find The Complete List Here